This is one of the reasons I’ve removed as much personal info from my G+ account as I can. Google has basically created an all-inclusive way to track everything about you and everything you do. I’m not so sure I want all my privacy eggs in one basket, know what I mean? The shitty part is that I still have lots of YouTube videos which basically tell anyone where I live and who I am. Ugh.
Before Google released Plus, the company might not have known that you were the same person when you searched, watched videos and used maps. With a single Plus account, the company can build a database of your affinities.
…Plus is now so important to Google that the company requires people to sign up to use some Google services, like commenting on YouTube. The push is being done so forcefully that it has alienated some users and raised privacy and antitrust concerns, including at the Federal Trade Commission. Larry Page, Google’s chief executive, tied employee bonuses companywide to its success and appointed Vic Gundotra, a senior Google executive, to lead it.